5 Ways I Prep for a Simple Summer as a Minimalist Mom
|

5 Ways I Prep for a Simple Summer as a Minimalist Mom

As a former homeschooling mom, it took some time for me to adjust to being a work from home mom while the kids were in school. I painstakingly took the time to figure out how to set my own schedule and hold myself accountable and navigated our new routine. Then, summer happened and everything went…

I Tried Slow Living for a Year. Here’s what I learned.
| |

I Tried Slow Living for a Year. Here’s what I learned.

The slow living lifestyle is becoming more and more of a trend these days, and without realizing it, I had gotten myself swept up into the lifestyle before I even knew there was a movement happening. Even though I had started practicing minimalism and living with less, I still found myself doing most things with…

Broken Window Theory vs. B.S. Excuses for Over-spending
| |

Broken Window Theory vs. B.S. Excuses for Over-spending

I first heard about the Broken Window Theory in one of Malcolm Gladwell’s many amazing books. The basic idea being that if there is one person with a broken window in a neighborhood, slowly the rest of the neighborhood will start to shift and deteriorate. In other words, our surroundings dictate our behaviors. In my…

I Will Not Be Partaking in Meat Styling This Christmas. Here’s Why.
|

I Will Not Be Partaking in Meat Styling This Christmas. Here’s Why.

As Tom and I were making our way through Target for one of many Christmas food shopping trips, I eagerly grabbed a package of pre-cut meats, looked up at Tom with twinkles in my eyes and optimistically said, “I’m going to make roses out of these!” Before he could even shift the expression on his…

Dear Minimalists, Some People Need the Stuff. There, I said it.
| |

Dear Minimalists, Some People Need the Stuff. There, I said it.

When I first started my minimalist journey, I was hanging out in a lot of minimalism centered Facebook groups and one of the big conversations that would stir within these groups were frustrations with family members who would buy gifts for them or request gifts. Since we’re inching closer to Christmas time as I write…